Syracuse football will be playing host this weekend while looking to reel in recruits for the 2017 Class.
The major recruit coming to CNY this weekend is Jordan Wright, who has already been offered a scholarship from the Syracuse Orange. Wright is a 3-star defensive end from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. that's drawn some attention from big-name programs such as Oklahoma, Michigan, Tennessee, and USC. He's the ninth-ranked DE in his state and is listed at 6-foot-6, 220 pounds, according to Scout.com.
Wright is cousins and former teammates with Syracuse Class of 2016 inside linebacker Kenneth Ruff. Ruff enrolled at Syracuse this past January so it's good news for Coach Dino Babers and company that Wright has a family tie to assist in recruiting him to SU.
He'll be visiting on June 18th through the 21st, sandwiched in between trips to Florida State and USC.
New Jersey native OLB James McCarthy also has a visited planned for this weekend. McCarthy received his offer from the Orange last week after linebacker coach Tom Kaufman saw him perform at a satellite camp. He's listed at 6-foot-1, 215 pounds and was named first team all-state by MSG Varsity. He told Syracuse.com he wanted to stay in the northeast and stated that Syracuse was ahead of Rutgers in his recruitment.
On the offensive side of the ball, WR Raheem Blackshear will be making his way to campus. Blackshear is not ranked by recruiting services, but he helped lead Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Penn.) High School to a PCL Class AAA championship, scoring a league record seven touchdowns in one game. The 5-foot-10, 170 pound receiver is being recruited by running back coach Mike Hart and told Syracuse.com he hears from other coaches weekly. He has been told by SU that he'd be a candidate to return kicks and punts as well.
It should be a busy weekend for the Orange coaching staff in Syracuse, as they hope to grow this class going into preseason camp.